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Brooke Ott named Rising Star

Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Each quarter, Grant Regional Health Center recognizes outstanding employees through the Rising Star program. The nominees personify our remarkable patient experience and our Values including: Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Community-Minded, Commitment, and Progressive.

The Rising Star Award is designed to recognize Grant Regional Health Center employees who exemplify the spirit of the Rising Star. The employee is productive and will possess quality in carrying out his/her responsibilities in the organization. The employee is an asset to the organization as well as his/her department. Nominations can be submitted by any visitor, patient or employee. The Rising Star committee selects one winner each quarter from the nominations received.

“At GRHC we take great pride in our staff’s dedication to improve the health and wellness of all generations through high quality, compassionate, patient-centered care. We cannot accomplish all of our goals without the extraordinary staff members that work diligently to serve patients and our community. Team VOICE and Team Patient Elevation have collaborated to create the “Rising Star Award” to celebrate employees that go above and beyond and continue to Rise UP! The Rising Star Award is completely nomination based by either patient, patient families, coworkers, or other facilities. Grant Regional is thrilled to acknowledge dedicated employees! Thank you for all of your passion and pride that you continuously demonstrate to everyone. We are all lucky to have you as part of our GRHC team,” explains Dave Smith, GRHC President/CEO.

Each individual nominated will receive a certificate, a star pin to add to their name badge, as well as a copy of their nomination submission. The winner is revealed at this ceremony and will receive a Grant Regional Health Center and Rising Star logo’d jacket; a special parking place at the staff entrance and their photo will hang on the new display wall of the North link of the hospital.

Second quarter 2021 nominees are:
(left to right) Paula Fotzler, Angie Cohen, Brittney Stelpflug, Brooke Ott, Dave Smith, Rachel Kipper, Kathy Landon, Katie Koeller, Jodie Chandler, Mary Robbins (Chris Brownell not pictured)

Winner Announced: Brooke Ott, COTA, Rehab Department

Winning nomination submitted:
I would like to nominate Brooke Ott for the Rising Star award. Brooke stood out immediately during her interview as the right fit to match our mission and vision of the organization She started with a vast enthusiasm for patient centered care. She has excelled with her desire to modify the role of COTA to match the needs of her patients. She often starts at 6 a.m. to help our patients with their activities of daily living and personal cares. How great it must be to be greeted in the morning by her caring and smiling face radiating the feeling of good morning we are here to take care of you. She is a wonderful compliment to all the hard working Med Surg dedicated employees that make a different in the lives of the patients they serve. Brooke upholds our behaviors standards. Brooke started out with fulfilling excellence in resident care at Orchard Manor countless positive comments from their residents and staff. She has become DPI licensed to help the caseload working with special needs program in the schools. School staff have commented on her dedication and positive influence to students. As a new grad she wanted to expand her knowledge and help GRHC by becoming certified in the specialty of lymphedema treatments. Her great organization skills combined with the drive to make our Swing Bed program successful has led her to become the lead with overseeing the agenda and meetings. Brooke is an integral member of Team VOICE. She lives by the Attitude is Everything with her kindness, respect and dignity with patient centered care. In one day she may be starting early with inpatients then jumping in the car for school system visits and then catches a home health visit on the way back to the hospital to see an outpatient. She always makes herself available and flexible. She is often complimented during rounding by her colleagues in Rehab and Nursing.


Thank you, Brooke, for being a Rising Star at Grant Regional!